WVKO-FM

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WVKO-FM
WVKO-FM 2016 logo.jpg
City Johnstown, Ohio
Broadcast area Columbus, Ohio
Newark, Ohio
Branding La Mega 103.1
Slogan "Más Música. Más Variedad"
Frequency 103.1 MHz
First air date 1975[1]
Format Spanish AC/Regional Mexican
ERP 1,600 watts
HAAT 135 meters
Class A
Facility ID 58633
Callsign meaning originally, Voice of Kolumbus Ohio
Former callsigns WWWJ (1975[1]-1988)
WXLE (1988-1991)[2]
WRZR (1991-1995)[2]
WTJY (1995-1996)[2]
WSMZ (1996-2004)[2]
Owner Gate West Coast Ventures, LLC
(TSJ Radio, LLC)
Sister stations WOXY, WLFM-LP, WVKO
Webcast Listen Live
Website lamega1031.com

WVKO-FM (103.1 FM, "La Mega 103.1") is a Spanish radio station playing Spanish Adult Contemporary and some Regional Mexican music. WVKO-FM is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to serve the community of Columbus, Ohio. The station was first licensed, as WWWJ, on July 29, 1975.[1]

According to filings with the FCC, the station ceased broadcasting on May 5, 2006 as the license holder was in bankruptcy. In January 2007, the station license was transferred to Bernard Ohio LLC. The FCC granted permission to resume operations on June 19, 2007.

Bernard Radio is a company that operates several radio stations on behalf of the D.B. Zwirn investment fund. The Zwirn hedge fund was attempting to sell off the radio stations in its portfolio in order to terminate the fund.[3]

WVKO-FM and WVKO were sold to TSJ Radio, LLC effective December 19, 2014 at a price of $743,750.

On-air staff[edit]

  • Patricia Nieto
  • Gil Garcia Y El Mudo
  • Emmanuel "El Compa Meño" Gonzalez

Program Director- Daniel Melendez

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Coordinates: 40°13′44″N 82°39′36″W / 40.229°N 82.660°W / 40.229; -82.660